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Lost Prehistoric Mounds and Landscapes of the Upper Ohio Valley
February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Special Lecture Co-sponsored by the Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society
Vanished Monuments: The Lost Prehistoric Mounds and Landscapes of the Upper Ohio Valley
By Hank Lutton, Curator, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex
In the eighteenth century as European traders and American settlers began entering the Upper Ohio River Valley, they were astounded by the numerous burial mounds and geometric earthworks they encountered. Many of these ancient monuments were constructed on floodplains where they were later wantonly obliterated by relic hunters, plowing, urbanization, and industrialization. This presentation will explore some of the prehistoric monuments and ritualistic complexes of the Ohio River Valley that were eradicated from the landscape and are today largely lost to public memory. The presentation will illustrate how many of these monumental mounds were components of broader, intricately designed ceremonial landscapes.
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